Definition for Macula

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The macula is located roughly in the center of the retina, temporal to the optic nerve. It is a small and highly sensitive part of the retina responsible for detailed central vision. The fovea is the very center of the macula.The macula allows us to appreciate detail and perform tasks that require central vision such reading.